Last week I was invited to Son of Steak in Nottingham’s Trinity Square to sample their new menu alongside 11 other bloggers. I’m a big fan of the restaurant after first attending their launch event.
Last year’s launch event was let down by a lack of organisation. Whilst the staff reacted quickly, they were issues that shouldn’t have arisen in the first place. However, as I’d stuck it out and tried the menu, Son of Steak quickly became somewhere I’ve returned to numerous times for great steak that doesn’t cost the earth, and I was more than excited to see what new offerings they were adding to their menu.
For Son of Steak, simplicity is king. They are all about great cuts of meat and sides that range from virtuous to downright indulgent. They believe that anyone who walks through their door should be able to enjoy great quality eats, without having to pay a whole week’s wages.
They only use British and Irish beef is used. The meat is dry and wet-aged for 28 days before being skilfully hand cut ready for searing. Flatiron, ribeye, sirloin and lomito steaks grace the menu, expertly cooked and served on an attractive slate board with a sprinkling of sea salt.
The flat iron steaks are cooked by initially slow cooking them, before perfectly chargrilling them, ensuring that gorgeous pink middle. The ribeye, lomito and sirloin steaks are all cooked using a Josper oven, giving the meat a succulent, smoky-sweet taste.
The burger menu has been completely shaken up and is now interchangeable. You can double up on your meat or add a huge variety of toppings (including a whole steak!). As I personally avoid eating bread I didn’t have a burger, but the feedback around the table was that they were fab.
I ordered the butterfly chicken breast marinaded in coconut and lime bumbu sauce which was wonderfully sweet and juicy. Other marinades included sticky paprika (by far my favourite), bumbu bali and fiery bumbu bali (both way above my personal spice threshold!)
Son of Steak really excel when it comes to sides – there really is something to suit everyone’s taste. Being a steakhouse you have your trusty hand cut chips, but there’s so much more this menu has to offer.
The more indulgent offerings include sticky and sweet chicken wings, fried halloumi (YAS) and mac ‘n’ cheese. One of my favourite things from the launch night was the mac ‘n’ cheese, so I was wary when I was told the recipe had been reformulated. But they’ve managed to hit the nail on the head. Deliciously creamy and cheesy, and the crumb topping gives great texture to the dish.
If you’re after sides of the greener variety, you’ve got more options than just a side salad. You could opt for a Caesar salad, roasted veggies or a raw salad with ginger dressing
And if alllllll this doesn’t fill you up, there’s dessert on offer too! The chocolate brownies and vanilla cheesecake drizzled in salted caramel sauce were tasty, but I have to say I was so full I couldn’t sample more than just one bite. Son of Steak also have a self-serve ice cream station – great for the kids!
When it comes to drinks, the taptail mojitos are still on the menu too, and are now available in strawberry, mango and passionfruit flavours. Plus loads of wine choices and unlimited fizzies – definitely something to keep your whole party happy.
The new menu is more of the same tasty offerings I’ve come to know and love from Son of Steak. I do think it does offer more variety to those who aren’t necessarily one for ordering a steak. Veggies have options with the sides and burgers, but it would be great to see vegan options as well in the future.